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Jasonway Ave Flood Control

Columbus, Ohio

Owner:

City of Columbus

Engineer:

Columbus Engineering Consultants

Contractor:

Savko & Sons

Installation:

April 25, 2008

Technical Description:

  • Maximum Height: 14 ft
  • Minimum Height: 6 ft
  • Foundation Width: 2 ft - 6 in
  • Foundation Depth: 3 ft
  • Total Length: 616 ft

The City of Columbus needed to prevent flooding between residential apartment buildings along Jasonway Avenue while maintaining stream flow through the development. The original design called for cast-in-place concrete retaining walls with a conventional cantilever design. However, the timeline was critical and tough winter conditions made it challenging to work around the live stream.

Site constrictions were also a concern because of the stream’s proximity to the apartment buildings. After speaking with a Contech representative, Columbus Engineering Consultants sought approval from the City to use a precast wall system. Utilizing CON/SPAN® precast wall sections enabled a faster construction time and allowed excavators to handle and install the materials with ease.

Segmental precast footers and wall sections were installed in a fashion that minimized the exposure to unforeseen weather and other variables.

“It was a major advantage utilizing the CON/SPAN precast foundation and wall systems over conventionally designed cast-in-place retaining walls” said Scott Ingram, Project Manager for Savko and Sons, Inc. “Installing the precast system provided a major time savings which was instrumental when working in a stream environment and dealing with the winter weather”

 

Technical Description:

  • Maximum Height: 14 ft
  • Minimum Height: 6 ft
  • Foundation Width: 2 ft - 6 in
  • Foundation Depth: 3 ft
  • Total Length: 616 ft

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